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What techniques have you used to elicit business requirements?

Posted by Adrian M.

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Categories: Business Analysis, Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA)


There are a number of methods used for eliciting and discovering requirements.  These methods can be categorized into two main categories:

Collaborative Interaction - these methods offer the most access to the customer and result in more accurate requirements (though they may be more time intensive/expensive):

  • Face-to-face Interviews
  • Focus Groups
  • Requirements Workshop
  • Brainstorming and Idea Reduction
  • Role Playing

Restricted Interaction - these methods control more strictly the way in which you interact with the stakeholders:

  • Observation and Job Shadowing
  • Prototype Walkthroughs
  • Questionnaires
  • Electronic Interviews
  • Legacy Code Analysis (Reverse Engineering)
  • Reading

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Mathangi posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:43 AM
Repeatedly asked question.A great explanation.Thank You.

THE FAS Solutions posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 3:23 PM
Thanks. Its really nice answer.

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